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Now we know why Bethesda nixed early reviews — Dishonored 2 has significant problems on PCs

Just before Bethesda re-released Skyrim: Buggy Pretty Version, the company announced a new change to its review program — and by “new change,” we mean “a cowardly attempt to avoid being buried by complaints that might jeopardize sales.” Bethesda argued it wanted everyone in the game industry to “experience [its] games at the same time,” which is a ridiculous rationale with which ...

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Blizzard, Google team up to teach next-generation AIs how to play Starcraft II

Earlier this year, Google’s AlphaGo AI successfully beat world-class champion Go player Lee Se-dol in four games out of five. This was a significant milestone, thanks to the sheer number of positions that are possible within the game, and the difficulty of creating an AI that could efficiently evaluate them before the heat death of the universe. Now, Blizzard is teaming up ...

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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, the 8800 GTX’s specs seem modest, even low-end, with 128 shader cores, 32 texture mapping units, and 24 Render Outputs ...

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Don’t buy the Windows Store version of Infinite Warfare if you want to play with other people

For years, it’s been nearly a given that the Xbox, Sony, and PC versions of a game all use separate servers, with their own playerbases. While there have been a handful of exceptions, most games segment each console and PCs into their own sandboxes. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare takes things one step further, locking Steam players and Windows 10 ...

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Comparing Skyrim: Enhanced Edition with the classic version

Now that Skyrim: Enhanced Edition has hit shelves, plenty of people are going to be checking to see whether a five-year-old game is worth playing for the first time or generally good enough to justify a second playthrough. Special Edition is free if you own all of the Skyrim DLC and $ 39.99 if you don’t (the new game contains ...

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